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Council on Foreign Relations featured Haub Law student Tareian King in "Africa Remains Untapped Market for Booming Black Businesses in America"

08/19/2020

Council on Foreign Relations featured Haub Law student Tareian King in "Africa Remains Untapped Market for Booming Black Businesses in America"

Tareian King is a former intern with CFR's Africa Program and a student at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She is also the founder of Nolafrique, an e-commerce platform that enables artisans in African villages to have global exposure and opportunities for scale up.

African Americans are in a financial position to start businesses in Africa, and they should. In 2018, businesses owned by African Americans grew more than 400 percent. Since a storm of protests against racial inequality, interest in supporting Black-owned businesses has soared. From May 25 to July 10, there have been more than 2.5 million searches for Black-owned businesses on Yelp, compared to approximately 35,000 over the same period last year—a 7,000 percent increase. This year, corporate America has also made more commitments to support black-owned businesses. Google, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, AT&T, Walt Disney, and Capital One, among others, have participated in the “In This Together” initiative, a campaign to invest $1 billion dollars in Black businesses.

Read the full Council on Foreign Relations article.